Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Rangers’ Club is a new programme that aims to immerse children in an educational adventure, enhance their overall development and communication skills. It’s designed to encourage cognitive development and cultivate the spirit of outdoor exploration and adventure for kids between 4 to 11 years old, with a sustainability learning angle. Through multi-sensory activities using the five senses – sight, touch, taste, smell, sound – children will be able to actively engage their senses as they explore their surroundings and dive into activities that will allow them to learn about nature, while appreciating and caring for the environment.
The Rangers’ Club mascot is Felly the Turtle, an actual green sea turtle born on 28 April 2004 at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives. Felly was one of 30 eggs that survived out of a clutch of 150 eggs in a vicious thunderstorm. This little survivor has since become Banyan Tree’s globe-trotting mascot and a familiar face for the Banyan Tree sustainability and community initiatives.
The Live for Family package for Angsana properties is now available for bookings, allowing kids to stay, eat and play for free. The package includes: Accommodation; Daily Breakfast; Kids under 12 dine for free; Complimentary extra bed / roll-away, where available; Complimentary baby-sitting services (up to a stipulated time); Return airport
Award-winning open-air theatre returns to Bedruthan Hotel
Bedruthan Hotel has teamed up with local theatre companies, Illyria and Quantum Theatre to bring some award-winning theatre to their stunning sea-view lawn this August.
Families, guests and visitors can enjoy the performances and the beautiful coastal surroundings. There will also be a BBQ, luxury picnic hampers, a pop-up bar and, hopefully, a sunset to end the show.
The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle by Illyria is about a doctor who is taught by his wise parrot, Polynesia, how to talk to animals. News of his skills spreads and soon animals from all over the world start sending him messages asking for his help. So, he buys an old ship and sets forth on a mission to heal them.
The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre is about a young boy who befriends a poetry-loving dragon living above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him.
Tickets are £12 for adults (£10 concession), £7 for children or £22 adult (£17 child) for a VIP ticket, which includes fizz/non-alcoholic cocktail on arrival, a deck chair in VIP viewing area and a sweet treat. Subject to availability. For more information or to book tickets please visit: bedruthan.com/theatre/
Yurtcamp in Liverton, Devon, is set in 40 acres of woodland that is home to birds of prey and deer. There are 22 yurts hidden among the trees, and they are fully insulated and have their own log burners, campfire pits and real beds. Every yurt has a viewing dome for star spotting and the site has a full size woodland assault course for children and adults. Nearby Dartmoor offers activities such as pony trekking and rock scrambling.
Camp Katur, in Ripon, North Yorkshire has Hobbit pods, a Rickety Shack and a Woodland Hide Dome with 360 degree views of the stunning woodland setting. The site offers a huge range of activities including quad bike trekking, segway tours and a treetop adventure course with a climbing wall, rope bridge and sky-high zip wire that flies you back down to the ground.